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Maybe someone told MSI to put its money where its marketing mouth is at, because that's exactly what the hardware maker did. If you're at all familiar with MSI's graphics cards and motherboards, then you've undoubtedly seen MSI pimping supposed "Military Class" components, like highly-conductive polymerized capacitors (Hi-c CAP), Super Ferrite Choke (SFC), and other fancy terms. But is MSI blowing a bunch of hot air?
Perhaps not. Take this for what it's worth, but MSI went out and "hired a third-party professional laboratory -- Integrated Service Technology Inc. -- to perform temperature, stress, and humidity tests according to the U.S. Department of Defense components standards."
MSI says it uses Hi-c CAPs on its motherboards, such as those commonly used on aerospace and military products. And according to the hired third-party lab results, MSI's parts passed MIL STD 810G tests for low pressure, high temperature, low temperature, vibration, and shock. So too did the SFC and aluminum cored solid capacitors.
What you make of these results is up to you. The fact that MSI hired a lab to test the results might seem a little sketchy, but it's worth noting that IST Inc. is an accredited laboratory doing business since 1994 rather than a fly-by-night operation.
For all the gritty details of the testing report, download this ZIP archive.